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Thread: what to use as a mold for silicone

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    Aug 2003
    Middletown, OH
    I am wondering what to use as a mold for silicone masks/ prosthetics?

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    Nov 2008
    Mesquite, TX

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    Aug 2010
    Fiberglass for large projects such as masks and you can use hydocal, ultracal 30 and rigid urethanes for smaller pieces such as appliances/prosthetics.

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    The recommendation I've gotten - even from full-time moldmakers - is to contact smooth-on and/or polytek (or one of their dealers), ready with details of your project. They know their products best. Fiberglass is a good suggestion, but there are other resins that might work just as well w/o fiberglass and would be much less hassle, and there's a reasonable chance that silicone isn't even the ideal casting material for your task! It's worth looking into.

    smooth-on homepage
    polytek homepage

    Best of luck.

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